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Better outcomes through coordinated care 

The right occupational health strategy can help you manage claims costs and keep your employees safe, healthy, and productive. Kaiser Permanente On-the-Job® (KPOJ) provides coordinated, effective care for work-related injuries and employment-related exams and screenings. Our occupational health clinics provide many services under one roof, helping your employees return to good health faster and at a lower cost.

We can recommend ways to make your workplace safer and healthier. With KPOJ, all employees — even non–Kaiser Permanente members — can benefit from:

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Specialized care for work-related injuries and illness

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Skilled doctors who are board certified in Occupational Medicine

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Coordinated clinical services including physical therapy, radiology, specialty care, and pharmacies

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Onsite staff who work with you, your employees, and any medical or insurance providers

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Case managers who provide regular work status reports and timely communication so you know when your employees may safely return to work

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More effective care, lower cost

A three-year study of Macy’s injured employees in California showed how KPOJ is more effective than other providers at delivering results.*

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41% lower

total costs per claim

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45% lower

direct medical costs per claim

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59% lower

average pharmacy costs per claim

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64% fewer

claims involving litigation

See how KPOJ helped Macy’s reduce costs and quickly return their employees to good health.

View the case study (PDF)

Find a Kaiser Permanente On-the-Job clinic near you

All four of our occupational health clinics offer convenient and coordinated access to specialized care, X-rays, physical therapy, and more. This helps employees get care quickly so they can return to health and to work as soon as appropriate — saving you valuable time and money.

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Have more questions about Kaiser Permanente On-the-Job?

Who can use KPOJ occupational health services?

Workers don’t have to be a member of our plans to get care through KPOJ, and employers do not need to offer one of our health plans. We’re able to treat any patient with a work-related injury or illness or need for an employment-related exam or screening.

How can I get an employee enrolled with the workers’ compensation claims process?

For all claims questions, including case management, call our Occupational Health Service Center, 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday at 1-888-414-3531 (toll free). Our claims specialist can answer questions and facilitate communication between the worker, the employer, the workers’ compensation insurer, and our health care professionals.

What can I expect when employees receive care at KPOJ?

We’ll work closely with you to coordinate your employee’s appropriate return to work.

  • Timely, accurate reports with diagnosis, plan of treatment, return-to-work status, and any work restrictions

  • Relevant paperwork sent to you and your workers’ compensation claims administrator throughout treatment

If you would like an injury care profile for your account to help ensure the work status reports reach the correct point of contact, give us a call at 1-888-414-3531.

Can you help my company comply with OSHA standards?

Yes. We offer a full range of medical surveillance exams to help employers comply with OSHA standards. We can do the testing and evaluations needed to establish baselines and ongoing periodic monitoring for your workers that might be exposed to environmental hazards including noise, asbestos, silica, and heavy metals.

What is a DOT / CDME physical exam?

A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam, also known as a commercial driver’s license medical evaluation (CDME), is required for truck and bus drivers to maintain their Class A or Class B drivers’ license. These exams are intended to ensure that commercial drivers are medically able to safely operate their vehicles. For more in-depth information, visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website.

What is a post-offer exam?

A post-offer exam is typically requested by employers to determine if a potential employee has a medical condition that would interfere with their performance of anticipated work assignments. Usually these are used for employees going into safety-sensitive jobs to ensure that they can do the work without endangering their well-being or that of their co-workers. Like pre-placement drug tests, employers that use post-offer exams will make job offers contingent on passing the exam.

How long does it take to get drug test results?

Drug test results typically take 24 hours. If KPOJ serves only as the collection site for your drug tests, then results will be reported to you directly from your selected lab / third-party administrator or medical review office, and their result turnaround times may vary.

Does HIPAA apply to workers’ compensation?

The HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to entities that are workers’ compensation insurers, workers’ compensation administrative agencies, or employers, except to the extent they may otherwise be covered entities. However, these entities need access to the health information of individuals who are injured on the job or who have a work-related illness to process or adjudicate claims, or to coordinate care under workers’ compensation systems. Generally, this health information is obtained from health care providers who treat these individuals and who may be covered by the Privacy Rule. The Privacy Rule recognizes the legitimate need of insurers and other entities involved in the workers’ compensation systems to have access to individuals’ health information as authorized by State or other law.

* “Macy’s Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs in California,” MedMetrics®, 2016. From July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015, MedMetrics compared care provided by Kaiser Permanente On-the-Job health centers and physicians with the care offered by other programs used by California employees of Macy’s, Inc. Information may have changed since publication.